Merlot "Perilla" DOC Venica
This wine from Collio is produced with 100% Merlot grapes. This variety was introduced in Friuli Venezia Giulia By the French Count Teodoro De La Tour in 1869 and has become soon the most popular red wine of the region. In the ancient taverns, if you asked for a white wine, you had a Friulano; on the other hand, if you ordered a red, it was obviously a Merlot. The majority of our vineyards is located in zones that are too fresh to let the grapes reach a complex maturation, but “Perrilla” offers the best fruits selection, as the video shows. 20 days maceration in contact with the skins and 12 months aging in French barriques (modest percentage of new wood). Spontaneous fermentations allow longer and delicate maceration and the wine isn’t filtered in the bottling phase. This soft and intense red expresses the freshness of the nights of its region.
Features of the red wine “Perrilla Merlot DOC”
Ruby red colour enriched by a warm perfume that recalls dark fruits like cherry and blackberry followed by spicy hints of cinnamon and cloves. Its taste recalls herbs and fruits. It is harmonious, medium-structured and characterized by light tannins.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this Merlot by Venica
Perfect with game, spicy or grilled meat. It has to be served at 16°C and reaches an alcoholic strength of 13,5% Vol.